If this was a dog kennel some one would be in jail.

A chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held, according to lawyers who visited the facility this week. Some of the children have been there for nearly a month.
Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.
Most of the young detainees have not been able to shower or wash their clothes since they arrived at the facility, those who visited said. They have no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap.

New York Times

How does a person get up every morning and go to work in this facility? It is beyond my ability to even understand. How do they justify this to themselves? How do they explain their participation in this atrocity. Just to their wife, their children?

Enough sympathy.

What I want to know. Who are these criminals, we need names, we need perp walks, right down to those who went to work everyday with total indifference. This is not a time for political posturing from presidential wannabes. This a time when all Americans should stand up and say put these bastards in jail.

It is time for the press to start naming names from the top to the ones who went in everyday and silently tolerated this abuse. Stand in front of their doors with cameras running, microphones in their faces. Shine the light on them. From the big boss right down the lowliest cockroach. Treat them like the perverts they are.

In less than 10 days it will the 4th of July the anniversary of the founding of this country. A time where a group of men pledged their lives and sacred honor to create some thing better than what they knew back in Europe.

This is the God! Damn! United States of America!

How dare you assholes do this in our names!



34 thoughts on “If this was a dog kennel some one would be in jail.”

  1. Jamie: “Administration announces children have been moved from Concentration Cages to Concentration Tents … In Texas 90+ degree heat.”

  2. NPR:  Immigrant Children Moved From Texas Detention Center Because Of Unsanitary Conditions



    Another immigration story that we are following today – Customs and Border Protection has reportedly moved hundreds of children out of a temporary holding facility in Clint, Texas, after multiple reports on unsanitary conditions there. One of the people who raised the alarm was Elora Mukherjee. She’s director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School. She visited the center near El Paso last week where more than 300 migrant kids were being held.




    ELORA MUKHERJEE: Thank you for having me.


    SHAPIRO: What’s your take on this move by CBP today?


    MUKHERJEE: CBP is trying to move children out of Clint, which is in the spotlight, and to other facilities. We don’t know where those children are being moved. We don’t know if those facilities have the same appalling conditions that we’ve seen in Clint, Texas. Last week in Clint, we saw hundreds of children who reported – we interviewed many children who said that they were hungry. They were obviously dirty. They were sick. They were scared. And they’d been detained by Customs and Border Patrol for weeks on end, some for nearly a month. And the other facilities may have similar problems.


    We have learned that some of the children have reportedly been moved to a facility outside of El Paso, where our team also went last week. At that facility, there were also not sufficient access to toothbrushes, to showers, to beds for children to sleep in. So we need to investigate where the children have been moved and what the conditions there are.


    SHAPIRO: So your concern is that CBP is responding to complaints about one particular facility rather than complaints about a system that subjects children to these conditions in a variety of facilities. Is that right?


  3. eugene robinson in wapo: 

    This is the reality of Trump’s America

    President Trump’s immigration policy has crossed the line from gratuitous cruelty to flat-out sadism. Perhaps he enjoys seeing innocent children warehoused in filth and squalor. Perhaps he thinks that’s what America is all about. Is he right, Trump supporters? Is he right, Republicans in Congress? Is this what you want?


  4. A slew of other sympathetic people, advocacy groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have expressed a desire to lend a hand to the kids housed in the facilities. But after purchasing items like toys, soap, toothbrushes, diapers and medicine — especially as news reports circulate of facilities having drinking water that tastes like bleach and sick children without enough clothing — they’ve been met with a common message: No donations are being accepted.“It makes me feel powerless knowing there’s children taking care of toddlers and little kids,” said Gabriel Acuña, who grew up in Clint and attempted to visit the facility in his hometown Sunday morning. “Knowing what’s happening in your community and that you can’t give these kids supplies to clean or clothe themselves — it’s heartbreaking.“For God’s sake, they’re kids, man.”

  5. Thanks Pat, I was hoping this could beat the next Joe Biden thread.
    So they moved them to another squalid hell hole. On this one Trump is a  side issue. This is the border patrol, this is a systemic culture that believe the people they encounter everyday are subhuman. as the article I posted makes clear, it is not about funding. If it was a problem with funding they would have taken the donations. If it was a problem with just management, someone in that facility would have ignored the memo and brought the stuff in the back door. It is not like these are the greatest jobs in the world.
    Forget about Trump for a while we will take care of him next year, These people need to be held accountable for their actions now and we shouldn’t lose site of it by throwing it into the Trump whirlwind.

  6. Good job, Jack.
    Craig, such a comparison is timely and appropriate. What stage are we at? The Warsaw Ghetto sans adult caretakers for the suffering children? I say that we are there–in Spades. So, what is our collective responsibility? Sit on our thumbs while expressing shock and dismay? Or, should we organize, begging the United Nations to intervene. I’m game.

  7. Jack…  my thought as I watched the news last night was… who the hell are these people that work in those camps everyday…  and why do they accept this?  I know it’s their job….  but how can one just sit by and watch kids suffer like this?  And then I remembered Nazi Germany and realized unfortunately that it’s in human capacity to act like a heartless animal by calling people “other”.

    And seeing clips of that bitch who was trying to defend this stuff in court was awful…  hope she doesn’t have kids.

  8. One member of Congress said the guards andother staff there are having stress problems

  9. KGC
    I didn’t realize that sadism was caused by stress. 
    Then again most people who live criminal lives experience a  great deal of stress.

  10. Jack
    Harder to be a sadist then one would think.
    I think the media should not cover SFBs tweets during the Democratic debate

  11. wapo:

    U.S. returns 100 migrant children to overcrowded border facility as HHS says it is out of space


    A Customs and Border Protection official disputed the allegations Tuesday morning, arguing that the child detainees in its custody receive “continuous” access to hygiene products and adequate food while awaiting placement in U.S. shelters designed for children. The official said that the agency was working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services to move the unaccompanied children to appropriate shelters and that it had cut the number held in Border Patrol facilities from 2,600 to less than 1,000 in the past week.

    The official told reporters Tuesday that after moving children out of the Clint facility over the weekend and into Monday, it had to return 100 children to the station on Tuesday because of a lack of bed space in U.S. shelters and not enough funding to expand facilities for children.


  12. also in wapo:

    House Democratic leaders agreed to amend a bill delivering emergency aid to address a humanitarian crisis at the southern border after angry liberals threatened to withhold their votes over the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children at detention centers.


    Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) emerged Monday from a nearly two-hour meeting involving members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — two groups that had expressed concerns about delivering additional funding to the Trump administration — and said a vote would proceed on Tuesday.


    Changes to the $4.5 billion bill, he said, could be made before the vote to secure the necessary support from Democrats. “I think this bill will pass,” Lujan said.


    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the meeting after news of poor conditions at U.S. Customs and Border Protection centers and President Trump’s threat of mass deportations cast doubt on whether Congress would be able to pass a border funding package before lawmakers leave Washington on Thursday for a week-long recess.

    Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) said Pelosi agreed to back changes to the bill detailing what constitutes humane treatment for migrant children in U.S. custody.


    “There’s a way to change behavior rather than just funding a dysfunctional system,” he said. “If you give them soap and toothbrushes and yet the administration is arguing that these children do not need toothbrushes and soap, then you’re not going to change behavior. If you don’t mandate ‘allow them to bathe daily,’ then they’re still going to be without bathing for many days.”


    But other Democrats have struck a more measured tone, with appropriators proposing nearly $1 billion for facilities, food, water and other humanitarian items and another $886 million for housing children outside shelters.


    “We cannot allow our anger at this president to blind us to the horrific conditions at facilities along the border as the agencies run out of money,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.) said in prepared remarks to be delivered to the House Rules Committee on Monday.


    A senior Democratic aide said Pelosi in the meeting “expressed a desire to review specific proposals from members to further enhance protections for children” in the bill, with an eye toward amending it and passing it Tuesday.

    The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the internal discussions.


    Exiting the meeting before its conclusion Monday, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) said the situation was “truly an emergency” and that lawmakers are running out of time to address it.


    The Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for caring for unaccompanied children who arrive at the border, said it will exhaust its funding at the end of the month. The worst conditions have been documented at border stations under the control of the Department of Homeland Security, where children have been held while they await HHS placement.


  13. another day, another plan


    A day before Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes center stage in the first Democratic presidential debate, she unveiled a $20 billion plan to federalize national elections, notably by buying new voting machines for the entire country, standardizing ballots and making Election Day a holiday.


    “Voting should be easy. But instead, many states make it hard for people to vote,” Warren wrote in a Medium post outlining her new policy. “. . . Our elections should be as secure as Fort Knox. But instead, they’re less secure than your Amazon account.”


    Warren proposes buying new voting machines for all of the roughly 8,000 election jurisdictions in the country, mandating automatic and same-day voter registration and giving all voters access to 15 days of early voting and voting by mail.


    Her plan would also bar purges of voter lists, with exceptions for “death, change of address, or loss of eligibility to vote.” And it would provide financial incentives for states to adopt the new federal standards for local elections.


    Warren estimates that her proposal would cost $15 billion for new voter equipment and about $5 billion for election security. She would pay for the plan via her proposed wealth tax on the very rich, a revenue source she wants to tap for other policy plans as well.


    The election plan would also address the gerrymandering of congressional districts by requiring the creation of independent commissions in each state to draw electoral maps.



  14. us news:

    Democratic leaders on Tuesday voiced confidence about the party’s ability to pass a newly revised House bill for humanitarian aid and border operations amid frustrations from some liberal lawmakers and a veto threat from President Donald Trump.

    The $4.5 billion emergency supplemental bill is slated for consideration on the House floor later Tuesday. But first, the House Rules Committee will meet to discuss and approve new revisions seeking to get uneasy members on board.


    Lawmakers are seeking to move fast on the bill before they head out of town for the weeklong July 4 recess. Meanwhile, the Senate has a competing supplemental border package, with Republicans saying that they also might take up their own bill Tuesday.


    The Senate also plans to vote this week on its own version of the supplemental bill, which has garnered bipartisan support, with consideration on the floor as early as Tuesday. But House Democrats say the Senate’s bill doesn’t include those same protections for migrant children.

    “Later today, we will hopefully be taking up legislation to address the humanitarian crisis along our southern border,” Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., said on the Senate floor. “The House should drop the partisan posturing and obstruction and pass the Senate bill so that we can get these desperately needed funds to the southern border.”

    Neither the House or Senate bill addresses changes to asylum laws that were requested by Trump. The president gave Congress a two-week timeline to “work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems” at the southern border or he’ll resume deportation raids that he called off over the weekend.

  15. As I said these folks are accused of criminal behavior and what we get from the above  Wapo link  is anonymous evidence free pablum passed off as news. This was kiss your source, stenographic journalism. No mention of evidence provide to back up the anonymous source, not even a mention of a need to prove such a statement.
    Child abuse and endangerment is a crime period. You are writing about a crime, start acting like it. God, it is as if you quoted  John Gotti  about his criminal career at face value. 
    At this point I think it is time to give credit to the person who wrote the following for Wapo

    A Customs and Border Protection official disputed the allegations Tuesday morning, arguing that the child detainees in its custody receive “continuous” access to hygiene products and adequate food while awaiting placement in U.S. shelters designed for children. 

    Abigail Hauslohner

    Abigail Hauslohner
    National reporter focusing on immigrant communities in America
    Email Bio Follow

    June 25 at 11:59 AM


  16. Jack,

    You voice what I keep asking.  If you know of child abuse and you don’t report it, you become an accessory.  Why aren’t people surrounding these “camps” and demanding access to these children and their conditions.  Pelosi should lead all available Democrats down to protest and demand entry.


  17. I miss my old friend Judge John Connolly. He was a judge in the war crimes trials in Bosnia, and would know how to go about starting Human Rights violation actions against trump/pence, immigration, & DHS. There’s no sense in letting these criminals wander freely around the world after they’ve committed these atrocities against children.

  18. Well, it appears like my participation in the blog is going to be limited for a while. So far I’ve found that I cannot get on Obama phone or my work computer, so that leaves only my iPad, which I’m on now, and possibly the home computer. Who knows maybe my laptop at work too, but I don’t have Internet access through it during the day. Regardless, it’s good to be back.
     So lying SOS Duncan Hunter, Republican, California, is up to his ass and facing  criminal charges. Sounds like the wife is cooperating. Too bad Duncan. Hope you enjoy your cellmate you prick.

  19. Hunter – what a dumbass–  he throws his wife under the boss and what a surprise she  made her own deal and turned on him –plus he was using the stolen money to pay for the affairs
    why aren’t the goops making him resign

  20. Prolly shouldn’t use campaign funds to screw the help and LOBBYISTS.  And fuhchrissake don’t try to blame the wife you were cheating on and claim she paid for your affairs. She MIGHT not think that’s funny. Is that so difficult to predict?

  21. Ok, I admit, I can’t save the world*, all I can do is an old man rant and work on my little piece.
    But it looks like I’ve taken on a new project. I needed some help and a neighbor boy(young man really) needs some work.  He has really bad ADD.(there are times you worry about him breaking his neck as he pivots to that new thing that caught his attention). he quit ritlan because of the side effects, self medicates with marijuana.  Good kid.
    Hopefully we can work together and his bits of crazy and my bits of crazy don’t clash too often.  But he does need some skill work if he is going to survive in this world. I know a few and maybe I can pass them along. Also maybe I can get a few things finished this summer. I promised him 2 weeks but to be honest I can keep him busy most of the summer. Maybe long enough for him to fix his car then go get a real job.  I’m hoping it can be a win/win for both of us
    *hell I can’t seem to clean that grape jelly off the A key, I spent half my time replcing missing As

  22. Ya know
    Make America Great again would be a good slogan  for a Millennial Democrat to throw up into the face of Bernie/Biden and Trump.   in 2000, we didn’t torture, we put white color criminals in jail,  we didn’t hand them buckets of money or elect them president There are more stuff that I could put in the ad but it is late , Just one more thing In 2000 we were the shining city on the hill now we are the drunk rolling in the gutter. It is time for a new generation, GenX has totally screwed it up, Boomers not much better, Time to turn it over to the millennials, it is their future.

  23. I found this in searching Duncan hunter’s bio. Scroll to bottom for his newest ‘interests’ : 

    Duncan’s Bio
    Duncan Hunter was born on 12/07/1976 and is 42 years old. Duncan’s Reputation Score is 4.40. Previous to Duncan’s current city of Alpine, CA, Duncan Hunter lived in La Mesa CA. In the past, Duncan has also been known as Hunter Duncan and Duncan D Hunter. Duncan’s present occupation is listed as a Former Congressman at United States House of Representatives. Duncan’s ethnicity is Caucasian, whose political affiliation is unknown; and religious views are listed as Christian. As of this date, Duncan is married and has 3 kids. Duncan’s personal network of family, friends, associates & neighbors include Lynne Hunter, Helynn Hunter, Theresa Hunter, Margaret Hunter and Duncan Hunter. Duncan’s annual salary is between $30 – 39,999; properties and other assets push Duncan’s net worth over $1 – $4,999. View All Details
    Birthday: 12/7/1976
    Political Party: Info Pending…
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Religion: Christian
    Income: $30 – $39,999
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    Relationship: Married
    Kids: 3
    Duncan has yet to verify this information. See any inaccuracies? Edit for Free

    Current Home Value: Info Pending…
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    Year: 2012
    Make: Gmc
    Model: Acadia

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    Check Full Background Report to see weapons permits, Federal Aviation Administration pilot licenses and Drug Enforcement Administration licenses for prescribing controlled pharmaceuticals.


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